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FUTURE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC Deployment, investment, technology, grid integration and socio-economic aspects – IRENA Nov 2019 – A must read

THE DECARBONISATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR AND THE REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSIONS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE ARE AT THE HEART OF THE INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY (IRENA) ENERGY TRANSFORMATION ROADMAPS. These roadmaps examine and provide an ambitious, yet technically and economically … Continue reading

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Green energy red-flagged

Ritesh: While we agree to some of the points here, this article doesn’t take into account the negative effects of a similar quantity of fossil fuel generation. There is a lack of actual knowledge and is an alarmist view point … Continue reading

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Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) revises power purchase rates for Biomass Power and Bagasse based co-generation projects

by Jai Rathod The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has recently revised the power purchase rates for Biomass based power projects and Bagasse based co-generation projects through its order dated the 8th of August, 2013. This comes as a huge … Continue reading

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Apple ad for thin-films job raises speculation around solar-powered devices

Battery life for handheld mobile devices has been a tough challenge for tech companies as processing power has boomed. Apple has removed a job advertisement it listed last week for thin films engineer for its mobile devices division, raising heated … Continue reading

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Next steps for the Indian Power Industry – The need to evolve

This article written by Ritesh Pothan was published in the July / August edition of Infraline Magazine Our nation has the good fortune of coming into its own at the time when solar is gaining increasing acceptability both as a … Continue reading

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Technology not materials to drive down Chinese solar costs: GTM

  The falling cost of PV manufacturing 2013-2017. Image: GTM Research. Improving technology not the falling cost of materials will be the dominant factor in the ongoing fall in costs of Chinese module manufacturers, according to a report by GTM … Continue reading

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Netmetering, LT Connectivity and Renewable Energy Certificate for Tamil Nadu Solar by TNERC – Comments Invited by 15-08-2013

In the Commission’s Order on “Issues related to Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012” dated 07.03.2013, TANGEDCO was directed to furnish detailed procedures covering the following issues related to Net metering , LT connectivity and Renewable Energy Certificates for the … Continue reading

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Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Empanelment of Organizations for Rural Area Energy Access Programme and Solar Based Rural Energy Access Work of MNRE, New Delhi.

F. No. 4/1/2013-Energy Access Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Energy Access Division) 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003. Dated the 09th July, 2013. Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Empanelment of Private Companies/ Organisations/ Agencies, Government Companies, … Continue reading

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The Economic and Reliability Benefits of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage: Recent Studies and Research Needs

Foreword As the penetration of wind and solar generation becomes a significant portion of grid power, utilities and government policy makers have begun to sponsor analyses to compare alternative renewable resource portfolios. This has resulted in calculations of net system costs … Continue reading

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Concentrated solar thermal and photovoltaic solar technologies – TECHNOLOGICAL NICHES

“At Principal Solar Institute, we believe solar electricity will be cost-competitive without subsidies within three years. Since we are technology agnostic, this paper is not intended to stack one technology against another.  Rather, we provide an education on the strengths … Continue reading

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